The New York Yankees did not start their trip to the West Coast the way they had hoped, splitting the series against the Oakland Athletics. The fourth and final game of the series ended in a resounding 4-1 victory for the Athletics. The Yankees hoped their slump was finally coming to an end, but the Athletics proved them wrong.
The Yankees are one of the top teams in the MLB, with the second-best record in the American League. The Athletics are one of the worst teams in the AL and have the second worst record in the MLB. This series was supposed to be an opportunity for the New York Yankees to get back to their early-season form. Instead, it proved they have a long way to go.
An offense that boasts stars like Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton, and Josh Donaldson should not have this much difficulty scoring.
This is the New York Yankees team that fans are now anxious to watch rather than excited.
At one point, the Yankees seemed locked to battle for the World Series. Now, those dreams seem very far-fetched.
If this team is unable to win a road series against the Oakland Athletics, they will struggle for this entire road trip.
The amount of talent the Yankees have makes every loss a disappointment.
New York Mets fans were quick to taunt their in-city rivals. A loss to a non-competitive team always drives trash talk.
Fans in New York are just trying to live their best lives, and the Yankees are making that hard.
To put it nicely, the Yankees lack consistency, which is something they will need to find before the playoffs begin.
The Oakland Athletics and their fans certainly enjoyed this victory and the effect it had.
The upcoming series between the New York Yankees and Los Angeles Angels is the next opportunity to build momentum and restore confidence.
The Oakland Athletics trounced the Yankees and caused many fans to lose faith in their team.
New York Yankees need to refocus after loss to Oakland Athletics
The key to a successful road trip is not letting the losses affect you too much. That, and bringing lots of snacks. If the Yankees dwell on everything that has gone wrong over the past few months, they will not be able to move forward.
If they are able to regain their high level of play while on the West Coast, this trip will be a huge success. If they can't, it will be yet another disappointment.